The Last Leaf

Illustrated by George Wharton Edwards (American, 1869–1950), Illustrated by Francis Hopkinson Smith (American, 1838–1915), Author Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (American, 1809–1894)

Place of Publication: Boston, Massachusetts, USA


Overall: 20.1 x 13.1 x 2 cm (7 15/16 x 5 3/16 x 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Illustrated book with photomechanical half tone and line block relief prints

Not On View


Americas, Prints and Drawings


Illustrated books

(Boston: Houghton-Mifflin & Co, 1895) 20.1 cm; [8 ff.] ff. nbrd 7-50 [5 ff.], most printed rectos only; original publisher’s half gilt-stamped cream cloth, black- and gilt-stamped gray cloth boards (cream-colored phase box).

Boston: Houghton-Mifflin & Co, 1895


Lloyd and Vivian Hawes, Wellesley, MA; her bequest to MFA, June 21, 2000.

Credit Line

The Lloyd and Vivian Hawes Collection